acropetal definition

  • adjective:
    • Building or maturing from base toward the apex, such as those plant body organs where the younger cells are nearer the apex.
    • That develops, matures or opens from the base to the apex in series
    • Building from below towards apex, or from circumference towards the center; centripetal; -- said of particular inflorescence.
    • of leaves or blossoms; developing or starting in succession from base to apex
  • others:
    • In botany, developing from below upward, or from base toward the apex; basifugal.

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